Alexis Sanchez told the world he regretted his move to Manchester United from the very first training session.
“Sometimes there are things that you don’t realise until you get there, and I remember the first training session I had, I realised a lot of things.
“After the session I got home and I told my family and my agent ‘can you not rip up the contract to go back to Arsenal?’. They laughed, I told them there’s something that doesn’t sit right, it doesn’t seem good.
“But I already signed, I was already there. After the first few months I carried on having the same feeling, we weren’t united as a team in that moment.”
The Chilean was a monster of a player for Arsenal. No doubt. But I feel no empathy for his plight after going to United in one of the most disastrous moves for BOTH clubs. We landed Mikhi, which was horrible. They landed a £400k a week dud. Unreal from his agent, you have to say.
Though I have to say, I’m shocked he didn’t like life under Mourinho. I can’t imagine why people don’t enjoy being called ‘soft cu*ts’ on the daily. Baffling. What is even more surprising is the amount of people online that aren’t willing to laugh at him. Grow up. This is football.
Transfer stories slowed a little bit yesterday, though it does appear that the smoke around some of the exits is accompanied by fire. Lucas Torreira is going to Fiorentina in a deal worth around £24m when it’s all fully executed. The Uruguayan looked like a decent on paper signing, but he didn’t quite have the physical attributes you need to rock it in the Premier League. He also didn’t seem to like the UK. Not a great combo, but at least we’ve dealt with the mistake quickly.
The second player likely to say goodbye is Sokratis. Again, not a terrible player, just not suited to what we’ve ever really needed. We have to have defenders that can cut it with the ball at their feet. Sokratis isn’t exactly a ball-playing centre back, and though he’s strong, he lacks the height you need. Filling out our centre back positions with two giants will go a long way to solving some of our problems, particularly from setpieces.
Stories around Aouar, Hector and Partey have died down… I wouldn’t be lying if I said I wasn’t a little worried about the midfield. Our biggest issue of last season hasn’t even put a bit of make-up on. We need some mobility, we need a creator, and we needed it yesterday. Let’s see if next week brings more exciting news.
A VERY short post today. I’m tidying up the new lick of paint for the site, hopefully, that’ll land with you next week!